Every time we enter a room, we flip a little switch that turns on the lights. For as often as we use it, the convenience of the light switch is something we take for granted. Before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, you'd have to fire up a candle or an oil lamp every time you wanted to see in the dark. While walking through the halls of your house with a candle does seem pretty cool, I doubt anyone wants to give up their instant electricity.
Like breathing, blinking, or putting on a seatbelt, flipping a light switch is second nature to us. When was the last time you looked at the light switch plates in your house? Do you know what color they are without looking? Well, that's an easy question, considering most light switch plates are white. While this helps them blend in with the walls, it also makes them supremely boring. Not that you want light switches that stick out like a sore thumb, (Although, how noticeable is a sore thumb, really? If it's that big of an issue, just put your hand in your pocket.) but something unique that adds a touch of elegance is always welcome.
Dana from the punnily-titled blog "ME, MYSELF & DIY," has a brilliant idea for how to spruce up those switch plates on a dime. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if a light bulb went off above her head when she thought of it - a light bulb that was turned on using a tastefully decorated light switch plate. In this tutorial, Dana demonstrates how she added vintage frames to her light switch plates all for around two dollars. By painting them white to match the plates, she creates an accent that blends in seamlessly with the wall while still managing to stand out as a bold interior design statement. Check out the images below to learn how you can do this in your home. From now on, you'll never take light switches for granted!